Link will do anything for some extra rupees -- even if it means screwing everyone else over.
You've gotta watch this short by Callegos-Y. It's one of the best Source Film Maker fan films out there. In it, Link finds that he can't quite afford purchasing a new shield, so he takes matters into his own hands.
I'd act surprised that Link is capable of all of this, but we've all played the games; we've all destroyed the pots. This is Link staying true to himself!